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Cardinal Dolan! Where is My $20K?

June 5, 2012

s-CARDINAL-DOLAN-PAY-ABUSIVE-PRIESTS-large.jpgFormer Archbishop of Milwaukee,  the present Cardinal Dolan,
 left, doled out $20K to pedophile priests to ease their transition to civilian life.

In contrast, Robert Hoatson who tended to their victims in Newark
 was forced from the Church without so much as a thank you.

Pedophile priests were and are treated kindly, compassionately, and with respect. In one case, the pedophile priest was described by one bishop as "that poor man, what he's been through."  The whistle-blower priest is harassed, fired, retaliated against, and strangled financially.  He doesn't know if his next check will even be sent."

By Robert Hoatson


If Catholics wish to live by the axiom, "once a priest, always a priest," than I guess I am still a priest despite the fact that I was voluntarily laicized in December, 2011.  So, I write as a priest, ex-priest, inactive priest, renegade priest, or gadfly priest.  I have been called all of these and more.  The verbiage is irrelevant. 

What is relevant is that pedophile priests are not laicized as quickly as I was and most of them will always be priests despite their dastardly deeds which would have gotten them kicked out of most organizations by now.

The archbishop of my diocese wrote to me when I first requested laicization and told me he would highly recommend that my petition to the Vatican be approved.  It was - in record time.

His "glee" at my request was centered on the fact that I had been working with victims since 1981 when I reported sexual abuse of students by a priest at a large Catholic high school in Boston.  I also have uncovered numerous cases of pedophilia in my home archdiocese and beyond.  I asked to be freed to do this work full-time.  The archbishop refused. 

I told him I had to respond to the Holy Spirit and the law of the Church, which allows and encourages the faithful to establish charitable works and organizations.  Canon law was written to protect bishops and whatever they determine to be the "law" for the rest of the faithful.  Currently, God's law is subservient to whatever law the bishops wish to utilize.

I informed the archbishop that it was the Holy Spirit who was calling me to do the work I was doing, and the last time I looked, the Holy Spirit is still God, according to Catholic theology.  God's call wasn't good enough for the archbishop, it seems.  The archbishop knew better than God, and herein lies the problem with bishops. 

Unfortunately, most bishops believe they are on a par with God rather than humble servants who facilitate the spread of the Gospel and good works toward all.  If these men were more "facilitating" than "dictatorial," the Church wouldn't be in the mess it's in today.  And pedophile priests wouldn't have received payouts from at least one bishop to get them out of their hair and hide their crimes.

To pressure me to cease my charitable works, the archbishop fired me from inner-city school ministry after I testified before a state legislature and called for the resignation of any bishop who has covered up sexual abuse of children.  He also put me on administrative leave after I filed a lawsuit against him and my abusers and suspended my priestly faculties. 

He lowered my salary twice, took away some of my benefits, and pressured me to stop engaging in a work that is sorely needed in the Church and about which he could have boasted to his fellow bishops.  His archdiocese could have been the model program for helping victims of clergy sexual abuse.  Instead, he chose darkness over light. 

What happened to pedophile priests in the same archdiocese?  In most cases, their salaries, benefits and even assignments were maintained and are to this day.  They were and are treated kindly, compassionately, and with respect.  In one case, the pedophile priest was described by one bishop as "that poor man, what he's been through."  The whistle-blower priest is harassed, fired, retaliated against, and strangled financially.  He doesn't know if his next check will even be sent.

Whereas Vatican matters can take years to decide, my laicization was successfully completed in a matter of months, largely because the archbishop was full-force behind it.  The only thing missing in his letter was a check for $20,000.00.  Isn't that what priests who leave the priesthood receive or are these "gifts" relegated only to pedophile priests?


Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D. was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark for nearly fifteen years and an Irish Christian Brother for twenty-three years.  He was sexually propositioned, groomed or abused several times as a religious and seminarian, beginning in 1970 and concluding in 1996.  He founded Road to Recovery in 2003 to assist victims of sexual abuse and has helped over one thousand survivors and their families.  He is also a founding member of the National Survivor Advocates Coalition, based in Dayton, Ohio.  Currently, he is a complainant/creditor in the bankruptcy procedure of the North American Province of the Irish Christian Brothers.  He resides in West Orange, New Jersey.  He may be reached at [email protected] or 862-368-2800.


Related - Bishop Accountability

Makow comment: It appears that the Freemasons infiltrated the church and have discredited it in this way.  Far better to rot it out from the inside that face it squarely on  the field of battle.


First Comment from Dan:

As you know I'm a confirmed Catholic.  I'm not in denial or ignorance of the homosexual network entrenched within the clergy.  There definitely is such a thing.

I want people to understand that there are all kinds of people and communities in the juggernaut that is the Catholic Church at large, and no greater percentage of them are homosexual than any other random group.  Fact is there are gay-friendly diocese that are presided by homosexual bishops, and there are "traditional" diocese run by chaste bishops. 
It helps to understand that Catholic organizational structure is convoluted, complicated.  Bottom line is authority and jurisdiction pretty well reside with the Archbishops and Cardinals, and these do not have any authority over each other.  Also, since Vatican II in the early 1960's, the Pope has no more effective power than a bishop among other bishop peers.  

I could invoke the argument that a similar percentage of Orthodox rabbis have been exposed committing statutory rape on Jewish boys and girls, as have many Christian Protestant ministers - but my investigation shows these seem to be individual predators while the Catholic problem seems to be an organizational conspiracy dating back to the 1930's.

Anything as old and big as the Catholic Church has everything in it's history.   If you look for it, you can find a thread of homosexuals preying from within the Church throughout the centuries.  Was there always a homosexual network in the RCC?  Or did they just start it in the 1930's when the American Communist Party put 1,000 homosexual Communists through seminaries to infiltrate the American Catholic diocese?

I recommend two books to equip yourself with the best information available on the matter:

The Rite of Sodomy Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church. by Randy Engel.

Goodbye, Good Men

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Cardinal Dolan! Where is My $20K? "

M said (June 7, 2012):

I have been to some "good" parishes, particularly in Encinitas CA and Maui Hawaii--sang in the choir in both of these and miss
them a lot. I am without a church at this time, since I don't fancy the Protestant churches in my present small town.

I also had a good Protestant church in Carlsbad CA. I really am in exile. In the desert. Where smoke is now descending on us from forest fires, perhaps threatening this town for the third time since 2000. The wrath of God some might say. I can't say. Have less and less words as I grow older.

Art said (June 7, 2012):

In regards to early corruption in the Church author Edward Hendrie claims corruption began in the early years by the Jews over time interjecting their Satanic beliefs and ways. Google "Texe Marrs". There is much information there. The corruption and ideology of the Jews have been overlooked. Alan Hart, "Zionism,the True enemy of the Jews" an excellent contemporary History. To-day's living is far from Christain principles.

CHRISTINE said (June 6, 2012):

With regard to the Catholic Church, I think your writer and readers are confused as to what is the True Catholic Church. The mystic Katherine Emmerich predicted the rise of a "false church," as did the late Bishop Sheen.

Indeed, one of your writers quotes Bella Dodd, predicted the same thing in the 1950s. She said the Communists had infiltrated the Catholic Church and were poised to create a new church, one that appeared Catholic, but was not, in actual substance, Catholic. Then came Vatican II and proved her right.

Nikita Khruschev said that the Communists would destroy Christianity. He also predicted that the Communists would undermine public confidence in pastors through a series of sex scandals within the Church.

The constant teaching of the Catholic Church is that changes to the Sacraments makes them invalid. That being the case, if the author of this article was ordained after the changes to the Sacrament of Holy Orders, then he is not a Catholic priest. Such men may be priests in the New Church created by Communists, but not the True Church established by Jesus Christ.

The apparition of Our Lady of La Sallete said that Rome would lose the Faith and become the Seat of Antichrist. It would seem apparent that she is correct.

The apparition of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador also predicted the complete and total restoration of the True Faith after a period of great moral decadence in the 20th century. Let us hope and pray that she is also correct.

Marie said (June 6, 2012):

I see Dan recommends ,Goodbye Good Men as book which accurately covers the homosexual network in the American seminaries.

I would disagree since in the book the author, Michael Rose, states that St Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia is one of the best , if not the best seminary in the United States with little problems.
Read the current trial going on in Philadelphia or better yet look at the crimes committed that were made public from the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report. Boys were even sodomized in the deep end of the pool on the grounds of the seminary screaming for help ,no one came to their rescue.

Men from the Diocese' of Camden ,Trenton and Philadelphia go to this seminary for training for the priesthood. I have been contacted by people who have had dealings with the late Cardinal Bevilaqua and who know of others or went to that seminary. Many lost all Faith in the church and either left the church during, or shortly after attending Borromeo.

Dan relies:


I want to thank Marie for pointing out the seminary details in Goodbye, Good Men. I didn't say it was accurate in all respects. There just isn't a lot of Catholic literature out on these issues. I've never lived in Pennsylvania, but I am aware that Philadelphia has always been a hotbed of apostate covens of subversive orders.
I should always say of any book I recommend, 'caveat emptor'.

ps: One thing for sure, there are no Father Coughlins anymore. Priests, like men in general in the culture of the West, used to be masculine. I recommended Goodbye, Good Men only because it makes the point that there was a conspiracy to emasculate the Catholic priesthood through control of the seminaries.
Non-Catholics should take it from me, the Second Vatican Council in 1963-'65 was a Masonic bloodless coup.

JC said (June 6, 2012):

Bella Dodd made the claim that eleven hundred communists infiltrated the Catholic church in the 1930's. The plan was to have these individuals rise up in the various positions of power and destroy the church from within. It appears to be working...

Hans said (June 6, 2012):

A Christian should not be a member of the Catholic Church, as he can not serve two masters, a masonic sect, and God!

Angela said (June 6, 2012):

Another great injustice. You can read more about Father Hoatson’s charity here and make a donation to his truly great work.

Regarding the matter of canon law: There is a new Canon Law promulgated after Vatican II, the source of many of the problems in the Church. Henry you are right to say “It appears that the Freemasons infiltrated the church”.

Makow comment: It appears that the Freemasons infiltrated the church and have discredited it in this way. Far better to rot it out from the inside that face it squarely on the field of battle.

If you don’t know it, there is this book: AA-1025, The Memories Of An Anti-Apostle, by Marie Carre’, which said it all about the infiltrations in the Catholic Church and this before Vatican II.

Ken said (June 6, 2012):

The interesting statement is made: "Currently, God's law is subservient to whatever law the bishops wish to utilize." This has been the publicly acclaimed modus operandi of the RCC for a long time.

“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.” — Pope Leo XIII, in an encyclical letter dated June 20, 1894, The Great Encyclical Letters of Leo XIII, p. 304. New York: Benziger Brothers.

"The Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief king of kings.… The Pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws.” — Translated from Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca, art. “Papa,” (Pope) II, Vol VI, pp. 26-29, 1763

There comes a point when wicked organizations are beyond the ability to reform. Martin Luther, a priest, then an ex-priest, thought to reform the RCC with his Biblical work. His hopes were disappointed, utterly, and he was obliged to renounce and withdraw--or else become complicit in organized crime.

False religious doctrines produce catastrophic results in the "real" world, wherever they come from.

I hope Mr. Hoatson is encouraged to continue to work for what is right.

AB said (June 6, 2012):

Cardinal Dolan, with a title like that, a righteous man surely ?

Fascinating information from an insider Robert Hoatson.: "Canon law was written to protect bishops and whatever THEY determine to be the "law" for the rest of the faithful. Currently, God's law is
SUBSERVIENT to whatever law the BISHOPS wish to utilize." This has a familiar ring to it. Now where have I heard of something like that before ? Oh, yes.

Mat 15:8-9 "This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth, and honours me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But IN VAIN they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the COMMANDMENTS OF MEN."

Sorry if I've ruffled a few feathers but some things just don't seem to change do they ?

Adam said (June 6, 2012):

A refreshing reminder that there are a few "good guys" left at a time when it seems all is lost in Christendom. I had written-off all of organized Christianity after decades of repeated bad experiences. I thank Fr. Hoatson (he still deserves that title) for his courage in these dark times.

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